ERIC Number: EJ1202038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Resiliency across Cultures: A Validation of the Resiliency Scale for Young Adults
Wilson, Claire A.; Plouffe, Rachel A.; Saklofske, Donald H.; Di Fabio, Annamaria; Prince-Embury, Sandra; Babcock, Sarah E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v37 n1 p14-25 Feb 2019
This study presents a cross-cultural validation of the recently developed Resiliency Scale for Young Adults (RSYA) with a sample of 289 Canadian university students and 259 Italian university students. The RSYA demonstrated good internal consistency across the two samples and acceptable retest reliability for the Canadian sample. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor, 10-facet structure of the RSYA, and comparison of the two country samples found metric invariance. As expected, positive correlations also emerged between resiliency and trait emotional intelligence in both samples. Finally, correlations with personality variables were explored in both samples. The present findings provide further support for the RSYA as a valid and reliable measure of personal resiliency for both Canadian and Italian young adults, and for the cross-cultural generalizability of the three-factor model of personal resiliency upon which it is based.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Cross Cultural Studies, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Reliability, Emotional Intelligence, Correlation, Personality Traits, Generalization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Italy